Ding handed Rocket test
Ding Junhui will begin the defence of his title against Ronnie O'Sullivan at Alexandra Palace.
Last Updated: 28/10/11 4:44pm
Masters champion Ding Junhui will begin the defence of his title against Ronnie O'Sullivan at Alexandra Palace in January.
The draw for the tournament, which moves from its long-time home at Wembley, set up the clash between Chinese potter Ding and four-time Masters champion O'Sullivan, a repeat of the 2007 final.
Ding suffered mentally in the final four years ago and lost 10-3 as the crowd sided with O'Sullivan.
But he made up for that setback by beating Marco Fu to triumph at Wembley at the start of this year.
Masters draw: Ding Junhui v Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump v Stuart Bingham, Neil Robertson v Mark Allen, Mark Williams v Stephen Maguire, Mark Selby v Stephen Lee, Shaun Murphy v Martin Gould, Ali Carter v Graeme Dott, John Higgins v Matthew Stevens